To use the Google Pay app, you need to set up a screen lock on your phone.
Screen locks that work with the Google Pay app
You can unlock Google Pay with the following methods:
- Iris scan
- 3D face unlock
Turn screen lock on
Why a screen lock is required
To help protect your information in case your phone gets lost or stolen, the Google Pay app requires a screen lock. If your device is locked, the Google Pay app can’t be opened.
Set or change a screen lock
- Open your phone's Settings app.
- Tap Security.
Tip: If you don't find "Security," go to your phone manufacturer’s support site for help.
- To pick a screen lock, tap Screen lock.
Tip: If you've already set a lock, you need to enter your PIN, pattern, or password before you can pick a different lock.
- Tap the screen lock option you'd like to use. Follow the on-screen instructions.